Tractor trailer accidents are often extreme, especially when other motor
vehicles are involved. Because commercial trucks are much larger than
the typical car, van, SUV, or pickup truck, collisions leave the smaller
vehicles and passengers with excessive damage.
A lawsuit was settled earlier this month which involved a minivan being
struck by a commercial truck after the driver ran a red light and t-boned
the van. The 18-wheeler crash occurred in August of 2013 near Athens,
Georgia. Passengers inside the van included a mother and two children,
who fortunately received a settlement of nearly $1 million. The plaintiffs’
attorney who represented the family determined during discovery that the
police report was incorrect in stating the truck weighed less than 10,000
pounds. Because it weighed in excess, it is considered a commercial motor
vehicle and must adhere to strict state and federal regulations. This
distinction is likely what led to settlement even before depositions were taken.
As demonstrated in this successful recovery, having a knowledgeable plaintiffs’
personal injury attorney on your side following an auto accident is imperative.
A successful outcome is dependent on your legal counsel knowing what to
investigate and scrutinize in an effort to maximize your legal recovery.
At Jones & Swanson, Attorneys Andrew Jones and Chase Swanson have
extensive experience representing victims of tractor trailer and automobile
accidents. Our firm has more than 60 years of combined experience working
towards the successful resolution of each client’s injury claim.
We have extensive knowledge of what steps to take in tractor trailer injury
claims, as well as access to excellent experts that are often needed in
these types of cases. For a free and confidential personal injury consultation,
call 770-427-5498 today.